Jennifer “Jeffy” Ann Alford, age 54, was called home to be with her Lord and Savior on the morning of January 5, 2021, after a courageous 2-year battle against cancer. She fought that battle with a grace that inspired all those she encountered, never missing an opportunity to make someone smile with her sense of humor and genuine care for others. Only Jeffy would ask her doctor if he preferred Red Vines or Twizzlers as he prepared to complete the biopsy that would confirm her diagnosis.
Jeffy was born in Los Angeles, California on July 17, 1966, to Robert Graham and Carol Yates Graham. She was the third of four Graham girls, and spent most of her growing years in Riverside, California. After graduating from Riverside Poly High School in 1984, Jeffy stayed in the Riverside area until moving to West Hills, CA.
Jeffy gave birth to Geoff Boyd, her pride and joy, on February 2, 2000, in West Hills, CA. Jeffy, Geoff, and Geoff’s father, George Boyd, moved to Arvada, Colorado in 2002 where Jeffy continued to work for Costco until 2010.
Jeffy met the love of her life, Doug Alford, in 2009, and they were married shortly thereafter on May 29, 2010. They made their new home in Lakewood, CO along with Geoff and Doug’s two daughters, Rachel Alford and Dana Ripley. Jeffy lovingly embraced Rachel and Dana as her own daughters and brought much love and fun to the family. Jeffy worked as a contractor and employee for the Interior Business Center since 2012 as an accounting technician.
Jeffy is also survived by her parents Robert and Carol, and siblings Janice (David) Ziemba, Diane (Lee) Markham, and Cindy (Nickie) Yaksich. Jeffy loved her nieces and nephews, Emily Ziemba (Gary Kent) and grandniece Kenzie, Graham (Katie) Ziemba, Bobby Kirby, Eric Gregori, Sarah Gregori, Katelyn Gregori, Nick Solusod, Xander Solusod, and Bella Yaksich. Other survivors include stepson Derek Alford and step grandchildren Cassie and Emily Alford.
The greatest joy in life for Jeffy was spending time with family and seeing Geoff become a Marine. Jeffy loved the Lord, life, and people. She also loved her beloved pups, Penny and Lucy, that she rescued from animal shelters. Jeffy’s zest for life included her love of music and baseball, and her fun sense of humor that tickled the funny bone! Jeffy’s life epitomized kindness and she had the gift of encouragement that freely doled out generously to everyone she met. She was a true light that made the world a better place.
A memorial service for family will be held at Foothills Fellowship Church on January 16, and a celebration of life for friends and family will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, Jeffy asked that anyone wanting to express sympathy to the family make donations to the American Lung Association or MaxFund, a no-kill animal shelter located in Denver, CO.